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in this congress laws can only pass with support from democrats and republicans, and that means nobody gets 100 percent of what they want. lou: there are only ten days remaining to the fiscal cliff. president obama headed to value within actually minutes, and members of congress have also gone home for chrrstmas vacation already. in a news conference today, speaker boehner admitted negotiations with the president have, indeed, been difficult. >> until the president on monday, these are my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbs, $1 trillion in new revenues, 850 billion in spending cuts was his bottom-line. he could not go any further. lou: and he didn't. the plan be option collapsing last night when he failed to get republican support to raise taxes on only those making more than a million dollars a year. over in the senate majority leader harry reid pounced on the very public embarrassing defeat. >> we knew the so-called plan b was no plan at all. it could not pass the senate. it turns out, it could not pass the house either. it is too bad speaker boehner wasted a week in his politi
to build a new world order that promotes national sovereignty and the concept of international law, declaring victory over its enemies to the rebels. that is code for the government saying we will crush you first. trace? >> trace: jonathan, we have heard warnings about the failure of the international community to really react to all of this. but some unusually strong language in the latest from the u.n. peace envoy. >> yeah. the peace envoy currently a man much more given to diplomatic language. this time is he saying that syria, quote: will be be transformed into hell. this coming year if the international community doesn't act other officials predicting that the death toll could rise as high as 100,000 civilians currently estimate human rights observers being something like 45,000 civilian deaths which, of course, is all evidence of what he says syria has been hell for quite some time already. trace. >> trace: what about bashar assad, jonathan. any sign that he is losing the will for this fight? >> well, there is always rumors surrounding bashar assad and his family. there is a
the healthcare laws, when they change the banking laws. in our fund investors don't have to worry about the rules being changed for an industry because we're trying to sidestep that. > > how do you plan to utilize this so-called "fiscal cliff" and possibly make money with your fund? > > the goal of the fund is to allow people to get most of the return of the s&p while taking half the risk, and right now we have a quarter of the correlation with the market. so, this is an ideal time to invest in the fund. when congress comes back into its lame-duck session, we will be flat when they are in session. but there's a lot of risk in this lame-duck session. the fiscal cliff is not resolved, i don't think it's going to be resolved during the lame-duck session. asia seems to have economic slowing problems, and maybe a little saber rattling - the same for the mideast. it's really kind of a dangerous time in the market, and this is a fund that is unusually low- volatility, low beta fund, so it's a place where you can get some relative safety. > > eric singer. thanks for joining us today. > > thank you. we ar
money. both programs are part of national settlements of bankers who didn't follow the laws. >>> tara, said the incident in san francisco is cleared. >> those bricks on 80 near the fremont street offramp have been cleared. it's smooth sailing around the city. we want to show you that we do have a fallen tree here and the chp is advising caution here. highway 35 at skyline boulevard, be aware of it. it's blocking the roadway. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where it's smooth sailing into the city. no delays to report. at the golden gate bridge, it's sort of the same story. if we take a live look at that, you can see it was a little bit wet out there earlier but now things are drying up quickly. and in san mateo, we can take a look at the san mateo bridge. you can see that traffic is flowing well into foster city on the right-hand side of your screen. >>> 7:24. here's rosemary. >> all right. partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies happening outside our door. a good-looking start to the day. here is a beautiful shot. look at this. sunrise rose about four minutes ago. die
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bonds. medicaid and the children's health insurance program, or chip, which under current law are exempt from the sequester, could be one area where lawmakers look to make cuts. in 2010, more than 40%-- or about $278 billion states received in overall funding-- went to these two programs. >> looking at past proposals, there is a good chance that something like medicaid would be cut, and that would obviously have direct impact on state budgets. but what it would entail is still unknown. >> reporter: also on the table for lawmakers to consider: municipal bonds. they've traditionally been tax- exempt. if that changes, they could become less attractive as an investment vehicle, and end up raising borrowing costs for states and municipalities. >> it would effectively increase the cost of issuing debt to state and local governments, and it's a real consideration at a time when states and local governments are still in repair mode. >> reporter: while some states have built up rainy day funds, credit rating analysts at s&p say for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the healt
the nation's commerce. >> reporter: the sticking point in negotiations: a decades old law, called the container royalty fund. it was established in the 1960s to help dockworkers displaced by technology, the port alliance says these days those royalties serve as a bonus to workers, not a safety net. but the union disagrees saying the payments still help compensate workers for lost job opportunities. florida is home to almost a third of the ports that would be affected by the potential strike, governor rick scott says he's still thinks a deal will be reached, but if it doesn't he's counting on washington to step in. allison worrell, "n.b.r.," fort lauderdale, florida. >> susie: volatility was the word of the day here on wall street. investors were fixated on the war of words in washington over the fiscal cliff, and shrugged off some encouraging news today about jobs. fewer americans filed for jobless benefits last week: new claims fell 12,000 to 350,000. but the labor department says the christmas holiday may have distorted the numbers, as some state offices were closed monday and t
this, if you don't change your gun laws to at least try to stop these relentless tidal waves of murderous carnage then you don't have to worry about deporting me. i'll have my take on piers morgan in our next hour or so. clearly, i've got a dog in this hunt, i am english, i'm an immigrant, et cetera, et cetera, and i've got a strong opinion on pierce morgan. let's go back to kelly jane, what do you think of piers, my good fellow. >> is anybody crying about this, is anybody worried that piers morgan is it going to leave? you know, i hate to be -- i hate to be snarky, but i think that people were very surprised when he got that slot after larry king in the first place and his show has been most successful in giving people things to laugh at the day after. stuart: ooh, that was good, kelly jane. that was really nasty. . [laughter] thank you very much indeed. >> i love the english, i love the english so i'm happy to have more of them in the states, i just think that they might want to read a little about the history of the country to which they're going to, which you obviously ha
. what would you accept? >> the sequestration was signed into law by the president 18 months ago. it takes effect january 2nd. it was an important part of the last debt limit discussion. there's no way in the world that you can play that forward to the next debt limit discussion. that just doesn't work. the sequestration has to go forward as it is written as the president signed into law. remember all of this, the tax piece, the sequestration and don't forget obama care taxes, all of those were things signed by the president. clearly he wanted this scenario, or he wouldn't have signed those pieces of legislation. >> i would like to push a bit more on bill's previous question about tax hikes. because if i'm not wrong and do correct me if i'm wrong, you have said before that you would not vote for the elimination of a tax cut for those making over 45 450k. that is what's on the table now. would you change your mind on that? >> i'm not going to fore close any possibility until i see what is really offered. but let's be honest. from the face of it, it looks like raises taxes in order
couples facing a higher tax burden. the bush-era tax law which eliminated the so-called marriage penalty for joint filers is expiring, meaning with couples with next as little as $80,000 would be subject to taxation at the rate of the higher earning spouse. a nationwide survey done byic which chick chicago-based northern trust, yes, they've been more proactive in planning for the cliff versus those with $1 million or less and finally, that same survey had 44% of high net worth individuals saying their top priority for the country is economic growth and reducing unemployment versus 19% for reducing the federal budget deficit. tax reform and to end the washington gridlock is also on the wish list, michelle. >> mine, too. >> thanks, hampton. >>> once again, the big story tonight, no fiscal cliff deal and not even a new offer from the white house. three days to go. president obama asked the senate leaders to try to make a deal. we'll get more on all of it from washington next. so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive,
they have to be part of this deal? you've got half of those cuts in defense law? >> well, congress agreed they would cut an additional $1.2 trillion in spending. they put a committee together to try to come up with those numbers. they didn't figure out how to do it. so what we now have is a situation where these automatic spending cuts go into place. now, if we have raised some revenue by the wealthy paying a little bit more, that would be sufficient to turn off what is so-called the sequester, these automatic spending cuts, and that also would have a better outcome for our economy long-term. but, you know, so far, at least, congress has not been able to get this stuff done, not because democrats in congress don't want to go ahead and cooperate, but because i think it's been very hard for speaker boehner and republican leader mcconnell to accept the fact that taxes on the wealthiest americans should go up a little bit as part of an overall deficit reduction package. >> you talk about a dysfunction in washington. you sign this legislation setting up a fiscal cliff 17 months ago. how accoun
is the criminal. >> reporter: the powerful gun lobby and its allies insist gun laws aren't the answer. they want more guns in the hands of good guys. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> people resisted having weapons on airplanes. but i oversaw the federal air marshals, and it's a deterrent. >> reporter: legislation will have to waited for the new congress to get settled in, but the debate is already underway. >> trying to prevent school shootings? schools without talking about guns is like stopping lung cancer without addressing cigarettes. >> this problem runs deep and wide. >> reporter: outside of atlanta, gun owners are voting with their wallets, buying up weapons while they still can. >> i don't think it's ever a wrong time to protect yourself and -- and exercise your second amendment rights. >> reporter: but some 30 miles away from the connecticut shooting scene, gun owners were surrendering their arms for cash. it's one of a number of gun buyback programs around the country. this event netted 64 fire
street more resembles wall street: >> they look around and they say gee, my brother-in-law is still out of work. and things aren't going so well maybe i should save that money rather than investing it. >> reporter: erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: our market guest tonight expects stocks to do well in 2013. he's sam stovall, chief equity strategist at s&p capital i.q. you heard about them talking about the deal and negotiations. does that change your forecast for 2013. >> well susie it confirms that s congress could teach space shake something about drama. >> the head winds have been wit. there is nothing new added to the equation it's just when wil the congress get it's act together. and our belief is if they don't pass something tomorrow they will early in the new year. >> you have been predicting thsw year. barring anymore drama for the fiscal cliff what is going to drive stocks higher. >> most global economies willhat quarter by 2 2012 and much of 23 will be a recovery year. also in the u.s. we are looking for 2-point 2% growth and expanding in 2014. and in an in an earni
,000 and probably 450,000. the estate tax would go up slightly from the level of 35% and current law scheduled to go up to 35 and would probably go up slightly to 40%. you are looking at one year extension of unemployment benefits pen you a honk do they defer across the board automatic budget cuts called sequester. as amman referred to, dekrats want at least one year for that to be turned off. initially asking for two years. republicans say, no, we will come up with cuts to offset that for 60 to 90 days. that's where things are going. the problem is you can't consider any one part of the agreement done until they are all done because there's an inner play on cap gains and dividends by the way, looking at going from 15% on both which is current policy to 20% on both. not the higher rate called for undercurrent law of 39.6% for dividends. 20% for both. this is something that both sides are going to have to consider. see if they can regard it as acceptable it their members. once we get a conclusion to those talks, everything nailed down, then well find out whether this is bipartisan support in the sena
. >>> and this is interesting if you have been following the herbalife story. they're working with the law firm-by-schiller, in connection with the fight with billackman. shorting the company. last week he revealed he had been shorting the stock. the "wall street journal" saying it's not clear what counsel the corporate litigator could be offering herbalife, you can imaginin it's going to get tough and aggressive. at some point we've got to talk about julian -- julian robertson on twitter. if we'll consider that a headline. if he's on twitter -- >> did you know about this? >> no. >> there's a handle -- >> i've seen other people that it's obviously not them -- >> this could be him, though. and there's a big debate. a raging debate going on line about whether julian robertson is actually tweeting or not. you have a view? >> i -- i'm going shy away from this conversation other than -- >> we need to find out, though. >> other than to say it's a raging debate. >> i e-mailed him. this julian robertson -- >> how do you know you're e-mailing the right one? >> wow. >> because i have e-mailed with him pr
with this and there is a lot brokewen the law. and for all of the viewerers casually watching this and hoping that it is going to be fixed go to money.com and look at her stuff, because there is a lot of good understandable detail about what exactly is at stake. it is not easy for us to just digest it into a couple of minutes, because it is a lot of stuff. >> jean said it is the 11th hour and it is really. ali, why does it have to be a scr scramble as the fiscal cliff is approaching and why right now? what will it take to hold congress' feet to the fire finally? i mean, if it has not been held to the fire now sh, and how soo will people start feeling the pain if no deal is reached? ali, bring in both sides of the political aisle and republican strategist anna navarro and maria cardona in washington. welcome the both of you. anna, why are we here right now? why are we sitting here right now talking about this right now with the senate gone home and congress in there working and the light is on, but few people are at home. why are we doing this? >> there is no good explanation. there's definitely no justificati
read, got about bills and productivity in this congress. >> yeah, so, only 219 bills passed into law in this congress, the lowest number that we've seen. and you know, but the thing that you have to understand, i think there's a lot of republicans who don't necessarily think that that's a bad thing. they think shrinking the government, making the government do less are actually good things. >> right, i don't think there's any question about that. we know there's an element of the republican party, ron paul, rand paul being the most visible, who think the less government does, the better. now, in that vain, i've been struck. david wasserman at the "cook political report" crunched the numbers on this, that there are 234 house republicans. 15 of them, 15 represent districts that president obama carried in 2012. given that, and we were talking with kelly about the fact that this has to come through the house at some point, that republicans still control. is there any reason for, politically speaking -- >> absolutely, right. >> -- not good of the country speaking, but politically speaking
's got no chance whatsoever of becoming law, end quote. that's what i said back on july 25th. the only reason we ever allowed that vote on that proposal, as i said at that time, was that we knew it didn't pass constitutional muster and that democrats were really serious they would proceed to a revenue bill that originated in the house, as the constitution requires, and as i called on them to do again last week. to repeat, the so-called senate bill is nothing more than a glorified sense of the senate resolution so let's put that convenient talking point aside from here on out. last night i told the president we'd be happy to look at whatever he proposes, but the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here, and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. and republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. that having been said, we'll see what the president has to propose. members on both sides of the aisle will revi
the across the board budget cuts that are called for under current law, but we want some cuts if we're going to agree to tax increases. that's a key republican demand. so all of those things are in play. each movement in any one part affects the others and we'll vus have to s just have to see where it comes out including capital gains and dividends which is i'm assuming would go 20%. that's down from 39.6 which is where they would go under current law if we go over the cliff. but it's up from 15 in both areas from where we are right now. >> last question, john, and i'll make this question. if we're talking about things like capital gains and seques r sequester, does that mean we have moved past the biggest elephant in the room, that being income levels at which taxes increase? >> i don't think we've moved past it because until they announce what a level is and until the other parts of the puzzle get settled, we can't know that for sure. and the other thing we can't know for sure is how many republicans will vote with the democrats both in the senate and in the house and will john boehner pu
minister who says he will consider changing the law governing central banks getting more politically involved. lori: we have larry in the pits of the cme. telling us why the pessimism on the fiscal cliff is making him bullish, believe it or not. and it is time to get defensive. larry, we will begin with you. how can you see this sorting out at the end of the day, a big deal, a little deal, no deal at all, what is the outcome? larry: the odds are pointing to a mini deal. expectations for a big deal are fading and fading quickly. it looks like it will be a mini deal with the tax extension will help those making under $250,000 per year and will not address the debt ceiling or spending or anything like that, it will be a patchwork of things that will make the market very nervous but given it is christmas eve, people are little bit negative but most christmas shopping. david: larry, round this time the irs issues its formal withholding guidance for the coming year. >> it'll be a bigger document than what we are used to because it will be giving guidance they are not sure even how to give
. ackman. >> they also hired shiller, the law firm. not clear why they would hire a law firm at this point. no reason given. they have hired them, which is another, hmm, wonder what they're up to kind of move. bob pisani is on the floor with what's moving today. >> we're up 24 points in the dow. and a lot of people think a grand bargain is impossible at this point. but president obama coming back from vacation in hawaii. that's an indication that some kind of deal -- however small -- is definitely coming. i want to point out, and i know you've been negative on this mastercard data on retail sales, and everybody thinks it's going to be a mess for the holiday season. i want to point out that the stocks are not acting that way. that this is a disaster for the season. the s&p retail index hit an historic high on december 3rd. historic high. since then, it has only been down about 3%. these stocks are not acting like there's a disaster. i can give you several reasons why they're not down so far. number one, we are going to see eps growth in the fourth quarter from some of them because of the ex
before the u.s. economy goes over the fiscal cliff, law marriages are pointing fingers and playing the blame game. >> mario monti is saying he's available to lead italy, but only for a party willing to push his economic agenda. >> but he has competition in the form of sylvia berlusconi, italy's former prime minister tells cnbc he feels a responsibility to run. >> translator: i feel the need to return to the political arena to prevent the country from being delivered into the hands of a leftist party. >> and the crowds are out, the stores are ringing up those sales. but u.s. shoppers, they may be running lower on holiday spirit and analysts are saying that they're spending less, as well. >>> if you're just tuning in, thank you so much for joining us on the show here. a bit of a pre-christmas special for you. these are how the markets are looking at the u.s. open. still looking very negative. we had a high volume session on friday where the markets pulled back about 1% across the board. the markets are still in positive tear over to. but nonetheless, the negative sentiment around the
blue chip stocks and they wait long enough, those stocks will work their way higher. that's some law of reverse gravitation. it's been a lousy strategy, if it's a strategy at all, if you can even call it that. but in recent years, let's just say it's been really horrific. think about it. for the last five years, the middle of 2007 and 2012, s&p declined by 9%. when you look at the benchmark's performance over the first decade of the new millennium, s&p was down 24%. though you only did lose 9% in those ten years when you factor in reinvested dividends, which is why i'm always telling you to own some high yield dividend stocks. even factoring dividends, you were better off hiding money in a mattress than buying and holding. the strategy didn't work. let me give you some advice that you almost never hear. i want to talk about a forbidden term. some say it's a curse word. marks me as a charlatan. i want to talk about selling. selling. every stock you buy you should consider comes with an expiration date. again, radical. knowing when to sell those stocks is every bit as important as know
, which doesn't require 60 votes. reconciliation laws, sunset after ten years, they're not permanent and that's why this one is sunsetting, rather than having done a, you know, a long-term tax reform bill. and tax reform is very difficult. >> why can't we get sunsetting on spending, and no sunsetting on tax cuts. we shouldn't be, that's what we should be sunsetting are the spending bills. we should be talking about wind energy that needs to be sunsetted, soon. you bring up the side of the cliff that no one talks about. the sequester, the automatic spending reduction, i don't think it would be a bad thing if washington took the sequester and showed that they could cut spending. >> because we have a never budget balancing act going on with the journalist pointed out the secret gang of six meetings, that's budgeting by, secret gang of 12 meetings. and-- >> quickly that's what we use today call blue smoke and mirrors in washington and that's why people are upset at washington. don't trust them. david: good to see you. well, the numbers are in and you were not shopping as much as last yea
of tax laws at the end of last year which drove it down to $5 a share. obviously this year anybody who's bought it in the last year has had some pretty good gains. this stock was $18 just a couple of years ago and can certainly get back into the mid to upper teens. what it needs to get through is a better capital markets environment, so we hope that all these people in washington are listening and let the market get back to normal business. it also needs to get through a lot of mortgage headaches, and there's still a lot of them out there -- liz: and, frankly, anton, regulatory overhang. >> exactly. liz: a lot of capital requirements, for example, which may squeeze margins. >> well, i think that's all sort of been out there. the banking industry is better capitalized than it's ever been in its entire history. most banks, one would argue, have too much capital. and, you're right, it does squeeze margins. that being said, it makes them a lot safer. and many people have talked about banks being utility-like and return to the shareholders through dividends and buybacks, and i think you're
does that send to the law makers? >> i think that sends a very clear message that the voters basically said we want divided government. we'll let president obama have a second term but we want the republicans who control the house and that's where tax, tax legislation originates, to basically hold the line on taxes. so i feel like the elector rate made it clear that republicans you're job to protect us from economy-strangling tags increases. this is very quick path for the republicans back into the minority in 2014. ashley: is all this a big forerunner to a big debate over the debt ceiling? >> interesting that you bring up the debt ceiling. i think that's what the republicans can do. if they basically walk away from a bad deal they have a lot more power going into 2013 in that, basically president obama is going to have to deal with them on the debt ceiling. why not negotiate from a position strength in 2013? any tax increases now are retroactive, rather than give in and basically do great harm to your brand in the near term in return for nothing? ashley: basically what lesson do we le
86-year-old boyfriend. tuesday marks the end of the end, and with that 400 new laws take effect. many of them deal with social media, health care, education, gay rights and child safety. on thursday, it is time to make up your mind on the gift that you are not in love with. that is right, national returns day. more than half a million gifts are expected to be returned by the u.s. postal service alone and others are bound to be regifted it ends up. you know who you are. and on friday, the december
care law could cause insurance premiums to doublery 2013. ? >> there's some places where the premiums will go up by 100%. a 49-year-old in texas can buy a $5,000 deductible policy that's well below the 60% threshold so if i'm at a 45% threshold policy, the and it goes up to 60%, you have a 33% increase just to moving the benefits up. >> seems crazy, that the system is broken and could still double by 2014. >> if we're going to warn americans, somebody's got to pay for it. >> how do you think it's going to pay out, who is going to or what? >> i think it won't start right away like everyone hopes it will. there won't be an october 1st, 2013, are a bright new plan available for everybody, and it's not going to be cheaper, but i think it will be a start and it will be fits rand smart. if we want to insure more americans, and in the long run if we control our krosts we can control that over time, bring in back in line. the higher proem dums you talking about, does that measly mean higher percentage for you? >> no necessarily because the people coming in will cost more. >> do you think they
in this situation? >> well, this year i'm transferring the majority of my ranch, as long as we're under the tax laws that we have in the next few days, majority of my ranch will go to my sons, and i'm basically semi-retired, shall we say. >> what -- what is happening, bob, is more and more family-owned ranches, the family is having to sell the farm or the ranch because they can't afford the taxes, and the value of those farms and ranches has gone up over the time because of the tremendous interest in farmland these days, right? >> well, most of it in our area has been bought up by outside money for recreation purposes. we live in a very scenic area. it's not all that conducive sometimes to agriculture because we only get about 14 inches of rain, but we have beautiful trout streams and wildlife, and there's been a lot of influx of people with deep pockets buying ranches in montana, and the average price in our area has gone for over 2,000 an acre which cows can't pay for so trying to keep it in the family -- >> so an unintended consequence of raising the tax and lowering the threshold is exactly that
've never accepted this idea. current law is taxes are going up on everybody. so how can keeping that happening for 98% of the people -- >> that's the magic formula. >> -- possibly be a tax increase. so i think it would pass. but it's not going to solve the fundamental problem. there's not enough revenue here remotely to do that. actually, my argument has always been, let's get this done, and let's move on to ground our democratic friends are not very comfortable with which is spending cuts and entitlement reform because that's where a real long-term deal has to happen. >> let me just say, you know, if tom cole had been part of these negotiations from the beginning, probably we wouldn't be here on the precipice right now. because i accept his premise, which is, what we all know -- >> you saying he should be speaker? >> that's really helping me a lot. >> i don't want to get my friend in trouble here. but what i'm saying is we all know that starting, you know, tomorrow, all the taxes reset. we have a $5 trillion tax increase. so what we've been saying is, look, let's just make sure
facing a higher tax burden if we go over the cliff. the bush era tax law eliminated the marriage clause meaning that incomes of couples earning as little as $80,000 would be subject to taxation at the rate of the higher earning spouse. now as far as their wealth preservation strategies, a nationwide survey done by northern trust found high net worth persons, more than 5 million in assets, are much more proactive in anticipating the tax consequences of going over the cliff than those with a million dollars or less in assets. that same survey had 44% of high net worth individuals saying their top priority for the country is economic growth and reducing unemployment versus 19% who are reducing the federal budget deficit. >> all right, hampton. thank you very much. >>> the finance.yahoo.com poll puts you in the shoes of a member of congress. how would you handle the fiscal cliff? go vote finance.yahoo.com. the results are coming up. there you see your options. michelle. >>> tyler, one of cnbc's best known traders making a very bold call. get out of everything, everything, all cash. get the
. under the laws, those withholding rates are supposed to go up because, as you know, all thoughts tax cuts that were passed over a decade ago were supposed to expire. and the irs is basically on the sideline waiting to see what happens on the hill between them and the president to see if, in fact, there's a reason to tell the current employers, hold on, there will be a freeze on those rates. if, in fact, they have to go to the new guidance, consumers will start to feel very early the hit to their paychecks of having gone over the fiscal cliff, even if there's auto deal that retroactively drags us back over the top of the cliff. >> it's an interesting point. greg, thank you so much. such a mess. >>> it was better news at the box office lately. hollywood is on track to post an all-time box office record this year. film lovers have flocked the theaters to see christmas day performances of les miserables and "unchanged." >>> stick around. still to come on the show, the summer olympics and u.s. election made to 2012 a bumper user for advertisers. will that continue in 2013? we'll ask the c
'll see estate taxes go up, investment taxes go up. there is an endless list of expiring provisions of law that will, in fact, expire if nothing is done. and i think even if something is done at this point, what you're looking at is something very scaled back, something very small and congress will have to come back next year and take a look at trying to get to some of those other issues. >> alistair here. that sounds about right to me, assuming that that scenario is how things play out. what sort of impact medium term do you think this is going to have on consumer and corporate confidence in america, given that the fiscal cliff is clearly weighed heavily on both of those in recent months? >> the sad thing, you know, from an observer's standpoint here is that there isn't much corporate or consumer confidence in the american government. and it's proved itself dysfunctional time and again over the last couple of years. what you hear now is not how people believe that there's going to be some last-minute deal, but how they remember the times that the t.a.r.p. bill, the fiscal bailout a few ye
to stay. the new law will have a major impact on your life. find out what some companies are doing because of obamacare is bare. . there . . stuart: reports on the economy came out this morning, freddie mac's 30 year mortgage rate unbelievable, down 3.35%. new home sales, sales of new homes up 4.4% in november compared to the total and very interesting number, consumer confidence. the reading was 65 for december, lowest since august. people worried about the fiscal cliff, a low confidence number. weaker jobless claims down 350,000. the stock market is down this morning, down because senator harry reid essentially said looks like we are going over the fiscal cliff, he said that moments ago on the senate floor and blamed republicans. very much a political fight going on. the dow is down. some companies giving employees money taking care of their own health care. that is obamacare after the break. [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live
number is probably 70%. >> in terms of how many new laws -- liz: that's right. >> there were 3000 regulations. liz: thank you. good to be with you, sir. really appreciated. forget the fiscal cliff. more an action from d.c. could leave another glass half empty. sandra smith with us with today's trade. sandra: people's grocery bills may go up. you are talking about that exclusion of a farm bill that may not be part of the fiscal cliff negotiations even if we do get a deal that by the end of the year. tom vill sack has been trying to get everyone into a room to hammer out a five-year deal. he has already conceded that it is unlikely that we will see that done and those farm subsidies could come out of the market. analysts are saying that prices could go up to the six to eight dollars a gallon range. milk just one of the many grocery items that could go up in prices. this is one aspect that maybe you have not thought about when it comes to your wallet. sterling smith over at citigroup says we could see less milk consumption. a lot of those dairy farmers could go out of business. liz:
to the 2013 withholding since congress is still considering changes in the tax law. we continue to closely monitor the situation. we intend to issue guidance by the end of the year on appropriate withholding for 2013. december 301st. the end of the year. we are told by officials that, in fact, there will be guidance from the treasury. what i'm sensing is there kind of waiting to see what comes out of these negotiations later today before they issued this guidance to employers. cheryl: secretary tim geithner has been involved off and on in the fiscal cliff discussions and talks. you keep hearing the word retroactive. because shockingly enough, if congress can't figure something out today, who would think that what happened. that would mean that this will get pushed down to later in the weekend it would come back. congress kicks in, things become retroactive. this is d.c. don't they have the power computer, to go home and come back and figure this out? >> they do. there are two approaches going forward from today. one is maybe have a framework today and pass it next week. then teams the tax
the senate so far. adam: three hundred million americans aged for the law into the potomac. thank you for being with us. bill beach from the heritage foundation. the white house meeting on the fiscal cliff is less than an hour away. we will tell you which companies will be first to get slammed by automatic spending cuts and tax hikes and still ahead a critical weekend for retailers, analyst christian betts says shoppers have all the power right now. she is here coming up but as we do every day at this time we want to check how oil is moving. she's still the one for you - you know it even after all these years. but your erectiledysfun- you know,that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anyme the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is t only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needingo go frequently or urgently. tell your doctorbout all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if
it was a pyramid scheme. he had a lot to say in a negative way of herbalife. now reportedly working with a law firm on this so obviously you can see here right now is up about 7%. herbalife obviously says his whole attack is malicious and without basis. >>> we'll look at apple. apple on the move, one of the big tech movers. in this case a tech mover to the downside. tech-heavy nasdaq has been down half a percent. apple is down $4.54 at 515 and change. certainly, lori and tracy, nowhere near that $700 it was in the middle of september when we were talking about 800, a thousand. now everybody is hoping it holds the 500 mark. lori: you can't dip your toe into apple because even at 500 bucks a share it is still pretty rich. >> everybody still wants the product. it's a holiday gift. >> you hit the nail on the head nicole as always. back again in 15 with you. we were talking about this a little earlier. starbucks is urging washington to come together on the fiscal cliff literally. we have video from d.c. starbucks ceo howard schultz telling employees at all washington area stores to write, come together,
for the issues that are bought once the law gets changed? >> nobody knows for sure. that brings up a very important point, which is historically, the treasury department has never imposed taxes on anything retroactively. so this would be a very bad precedent if they decide to apply this to existing bonds that are currently outstanding. what they ought to do is apply this, if they're going to do it, on a foregoing basis, the bonds issued after january 1st, 2013, for example. >> we're showing the picture of the mub, the etf that tracks the municipal bond market. we've seen it decline since the beginning of roughly december. i think a lot of people are concerned about this. but your point is, that perhaps if you buy this year, the treasury would not put taxes on those holdings, correct? which could be a good time to buy muni bonds. >> you're playing a gamble on whether or not the treasury is going to protect you for this year or not. personally, i'm a little bit more worried about the fact that the taxes could apply retroactively. just because of the nature of the way this would work. what's
, and $100 million net worth. >> correct. so big payday for law firm and toyota deal. the big firm, of the winner, hagans berman. do you know them? >> no. >> seattle based law firm that serves as the lead council in the class action set to receive more than $300 million. not bad work if you can get it. >> how much? >> $300 million. taking a third. a little less than a third. >> -- magnetic business cards as the ambulance passes by. >> right. >> i would buy some stock in those today, right? for these guys. you wonder why texas is doing a little built better. because they have put in some rules in place. i'm sorry. >> no. >> you come from a lawyer. >> i do. but we -- my dad doesn't have magnetic business cards. we don't do ambulances. >> no, you were on the good side of things, wasn't he? >> most of the time. >> all right. not all the time? all right. yeah, you did have that sign, i forgot, from the smoker's litigation, where did that -- asbestos? where did that come from? >> the steinway? >> dock workers at four u.s. ports in the pacific northwest will remain on the job despite an o
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